Demonetisation "important, necessary" against corruption: US spokesperson

Washington, Dec 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s action to demonetise high value currency was “an important and necessary step” to crack down on “corruption and tax dodging,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner has said.

The action was “designed to target illicit cash proceeds from corruption and tax…

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US wants dialogue between India and Pak to improve cooperation

Washington, Nov 30 (PTI) The US today said that it wants to see dialogue and discussions between India and Pakistan to improve cooperation and bring peace in the region.

“We continue to want to see dialogue and discussion between India and Pakistan to improve cooperation, to improve communication, and improve…

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UN council sets meeting on Aleppo crisis: diplomats

United Nations, Nov 30 (AFP) The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today on the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in Aleppo, diplomats said.

The meeting will begin immediately following a Security Council session on the adoption of a resolution reinforcing sanctions against North Korea, which is scheduled to…

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Latin America can boost India's NSG bid, trade: V.K. Singh

New Delhi, Nov 29 :  The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region can play an important role in India’s foreign policy initiatives like membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and reforms in the UN Security Council, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh has said.

“Building upon…

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Terrorist with Pakistan link attacks US university

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) A young terrorist with Pakistan links launched an attack at a US university using his car and a butcher’s knife injuring 11 people before being shot dead by a police officer.

The attack was carried out at the Ohio State University in Columbus by…

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